Tarry for the Nonce

July 7, 2005

Oh, and They Bombed London Too

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 3:01 pm

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has declared Iraqis the enemy:

The comments, purportedly from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, appeared aimed at discouraging armed Iraqi groups from entering talks with the Iraqi government. The tape challenged critics who maintain that fighting U.S. troops is legitimate, but who oppose attacks on Iraqi forces . . .

“We announce that the Iraqi army is an army of apostates and mercenaries that has allied itself with the Crusaders and came to destroy Islam and fight Muslims. We will fight it.”

The speaker tacitly acknowledged pressure to abandon the struggle against the Americans and their Iraqi allies, saying he was “saddened and burdened” by people “advising me not to persist in fighting in Iraq.”

But . . . but I thought that Iraq had nothing at all to do with terrorism.

(Hat tip to Best of the Web for article and commentary.)

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3 Comments

  1. But . . . but I thought that Iraq had nothing at all to do with terrorism.

    Um, it didn’t before we invaded, at least not against us. Just against its own people.

    Comment by Mark — July 7, 2005 @ 3:16 pm

  2. Ditto what Mark said. I don’t think that anyone will dispute that Iraq has become a terrorist hotbed.

    Comment by Troy — July 7, 2005 @ 5:09 pm

  3. Um, it didn’t before we invaded, at least not against us. Just against its own people.

    Actually, not true.

    Long before we invaded, Saddam was a
    major sponsor
    of terrorist organizations throughout the Arab world — against any and all infidels, a group in which we are included.

    Actually, Saddam Hussein knew plenty about terrorism. In essence, he owned and operated a full-service general store for global terrorists, complete with cash, diplomatic aid, safe haven, training, and even medical attention. Such assistance violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 687. The results not only broke international law, but also were deadly, as this chart demonstrates: [see website for chart]

    The public evidence of Saddam Husseinís cooperation with and support for global terrorists is abundant and clear. The Baathist governmentís contacts and collaboration with terrorists in general, al-Qaeda in particular, and even the September 11 conspirators should make all Americans highly grateful that President Bush led an international effort to remove Saddam Hussein from power.

    Comment by auntlori — July 7, 2005 @ 8:10 pm


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